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FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 12, 2019

The judiciary: Credibility concerns
Justice Arun Mishra's refusal to withdraw from the Constitution Bench seeking to provide the correct interpretation of the 2013 Land Acquisition Act raises questions of propriety and integrity.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 09, 2019

Crime of criticism
In West Bengal, Congress spokesperson Sanmoy Bandopadhyay is arrested and allegedly tortured for posting on social media views critical of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 07, 2019

A right royal snub
THE prize goes to the Chinese Emperor's letter of October 3, 1973, to Britain's insane King George III. It was sanitised by British officials. Here ar

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 07, 2019

Diplomacy & language
Lapses from civility are rare in diplomacy, but the diplomat's reputation for care in the use of language has at times landed him in trouble.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 06, 2019

Kashmir: Inviting global scrutiny
A 27-member European Union delegation becomes the first foreign team to be allowed access to Kashmir since August 5, close on the heels of a heated debate in the United States Congress that criticised New Delhi for the "humanitarian crisis" in Kashmir.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 01, 2019

Who gained from CET abolition in Tamil Nadu?
Study shows that the abolition of the Common Entrance Test for admission to professional courses in Tamil Nadu has benefited students from the Backward Classes more than those from other socially deprived classes.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 30, 2019

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind: Building bonds
The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, in its centenary year, reiterates its demand for a pluralistic India and composite nationalism and the determination to carry on the struggle to stand for what is right.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 30, 2019

Arshad Madani: ‘We will work for nation's integrity'
Interview with Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind president Arshad Madani.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 29, 2019

HAL workers reject wage package and go on strike
As the HAL unions reject the management's offer of the "best revised wage package" and decide to go on strike, there are fears that the future of the huge defence public sector enterprise is uncertain.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 25, 2019

Rule of law & Army
In international law, the state and its organ, the army, are held accountable for any wrongdoing. Not so in India where the army enjoys impunity through law which goes against the principle of accountability in a democracy.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 25, 2019

Ayushman Bharat: Public funds for private benefit
The annual report of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana highlights some of the very pitfalls that public health experts have been warning the government about regarding publicly funded and privately managed health insurance schemes.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 25, 2019

Mumbai Metro's car shed project vs green brigade
Both the Mumbai Metro project in Aarey and the protests against it are plagued by serious limitations.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 24, 2019

Protests in Karnataka over Centre's flood relief aid
There is widespread resentment in flood-ravaged Karnataka over what is seen as a betrayal of the State by the Central government in the matter of relief aid.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 23, 2019

Quarries not exempt from land ceiling in Kerala: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court order against the plea to exempt quarries from the ceiling limits under the Kerala Land Reforms Act has far-reaching implications for various economic sectors in the State.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 12, 2019

Roadblock to Naga peace process
Differing positions of the rebel groups on the issue of a separate flag and a constitution for Nagas being a part of the final solution makes it difficult for the Centre's interlocutor to get all stakeholders on board to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi's early deadline for a conclusion of the Naga peace talks.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 12, 2019

Sullen silence on Kashmir's horizon
A watershed looms ominously on Kashmir's horizon.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 12, 2019

Muslim bodies' surprise support to the Modi government's action on Article 370
Muslim bodies and community leaders back the Modi government on its actions in Kashmir, but this support is being seen as an overture stemming from fear.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 11, 2019

Kashmir: Insurgency in the air
If the Centre expected an immediate and emotional outburst after the August 5 move, it did not come, but the simmering resentment in Kashmir points to the possibility of a more ominous outcome.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 03, 2019

Chandrayaan 2 mission: So near yet so far
Several factors going wrong at the very last minutes of the Chandrayaan-2 mission led to the lander Vikram crash-landing on the moon as the nation watched with bated breath.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Oct 01, 2019

Muharram celebrations in northern Karnata: A festival of harmony
Muharram is an important festival in villages across northern Karnataka. The celebrations are mainly led by Hindus and the event is marked even in villages that have no Muslim residents.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 30, 2019

DNA analysis of Harappan skeleton from Rakhigarhi: Thin evidence
The scientific paper on the DNA analysis of the Harappan skeleton from Rakhigarhi claims that there was no Aryan invasion and no Aryan migration and that all the developments right from the hunting-gathering stage to modern times in South Asia were done by indigenous people. An agenda-setting for indigeneity of populations, ideas and civilisational traits may be embeded in the paper.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 28, 2019

Hindi card for a Hindu Rashtra
The ideology of Akhand Bharat sees the multiple diversities, whether linguistic, cultural or social, as threats to achieving the goal of a Hindu Rashtra. Mahatma Gandhi and Vallabhbhai Patel were not in favour of one language as a national language.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 28, 2019

Lawyers in TN protest against ‘arbitrary' transfer of Justice Tahilramani
The legal fraternity in Tamil Nadu protests against the transfer of Justice Tahilramani.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 28, 2019

Questionable transfer of Justice Tahilramani
The transfer of Chief Justice V.K. Tahilramani from the Madras High Court to Meghalaya High Court, which led to her resignation in protest, points to the rot within the collegium system.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 26, 2019

Bhima Koregaon: Raid on Delhi University professor's residence
An early morning police raid at a Delhi University professor's house is indicative of the government's attempts to stifle criticism.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 25, 2019

Muzzling dissent
An early morning police raid at a Delhi University professor's house is indicative of the government's attempts to stifle criticism.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 21, 2019

So near yet so far
Several factors going wrong at the very last minutes of the Chandrayaan-2 mission led to the lander Vikram crash-landing on the moon as the nation watched with bated breath. By T.S. Subramanian

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 20, 2019

GST: For a fair share for the States
Ideal fiscal federalism in a market-driven economy calls for reassigning all the commodity taxes to States and effecting equalisation grants by the Union government.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 19, 2019

The National Medical Commission Act: Travesty of reform
The government claims that the National Medical Commission Act will remove corruption in medical education and ensure access to quality health care, yet there are fears that it will legitimise quackery and surrender medical education to private players.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 19, 2019

Public sector ordnance factories: Fighting for survival
The government is keen on corporatising the ordnance factories, but unions are against the proposal, which they believe defeats the very purpose of this crucial arm of Indian defence.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 14, 2019

Targeted money transfers using Aadhaar: A way to steal elections
The use of targeted money transfers using Aadhaar is a corrupt practice as defined under Section 123 of the Representation of the People Act. But just 90 days before the 2019 Lok Sabha election, at least 41 million voters received gifts and gratification through direct benefit transfer of at least Rs.623 billion through the PM-KISAN scheme.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 14, 2019

Concerns over linking Aadhaar to voter ID and social media accounts
The move to link the voter ID with Aadhaar and the attempts, through PILs, to bring social media accounts also under its ambit stir up the right to privacy debate again.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 13, 2019

Bank of last resort
The RBI's transfer of a huge surplus to the Union government does not augur well for it from an institutional standpoint and in the context of management of the economy.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 13, 2019

‘It is a big hoax': Col. Mathew Thomas, one of the petitioners challenging the validity of Aadhaar
Colonel (retd) Mathew Thomas was one of the petitioners in the case challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar. On the basis of information se

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 13, 2019

Final NRC list: List of exclusion
Political parties and people reject the final National Register of Citizens list, describe the exercise as "faulty", and allege that the updated register includes names of "illegal Bangladeshi migrants" but excludes genuine citizens.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 13, 2019

Razing of Sant Ravidas temple by the DDA: Demolition of faith
The DDA razes a Sant Ravidas temple in the national capital, setting off protests by Dalits across north India.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 11, 2019

Communal cousins
A little-known organisation in Mumbai gets two high-profile speakers to talk on the similarities between Hindutva and Zionism at an event in the University of Mumbai.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 05, 2019

Sardar Sarovar dam: Water woes
Controversies regarding the Sardar Sarovar dam project continue as Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh fight it out over the Narmada waters.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 03, 2019

Pehlu Khan lynching case: Getting away with murder
A Rajasthan court acquits all the six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case but the victim's family is determined to continue its fight for justice.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Sep 03, 2019

Muzaffarnagar riot cases: Subverting justice
The Yogi Adityanath government has systematically gone about withdrawing cases against BJP leaders. The latest instance involves cases relating to the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 30, 2019

Extreme weather events: ‘Tough time ahead'
Interview with Dr V. Venu, Relief Commissioner and Convener of the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority, and Principal Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management, Government of Kerala.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 30, 2019

Monsoon in Kerala: When hills tumbled
Intense rain and man-made causes such as excessive quarrying and construction activity in ecologically sensitive areas in the Western Ghats wreak havoc in Kerala, a State that has barely recovered from the floods of last year.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 30, 2019

Kerala floods: The climate factor
The increased variability and uncertainty driven by global warming have made monsoon climate more unpredictable in the future.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 29, 2019

Courts & politics
A recent judgment by an English court against British arms exports to Saudi Arabia on the grounds that the government had not assessed the risk of their use in violation of human rights is in striking contrast to the Indian Supreme Court's stance on Kashmir.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 28, 2019

Arrest of P. Chidambaram: Pending questions
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested and secured the police custody of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram for five days in the INX Media case, but it has a lot to answer on its own accountability.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 28, 2019

‘BJP's policies have led to a spurt in militancy'
Interview with Ghulam Ahmad Mir, president of the Jammu and Kashmir Congress.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 28, 2019

Kashmir: Simmering state
A combination of political marginalisation of Kashmiris and a perceived insult to their religious sentiments cements a ruler vs the ruled perception in the Valley.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 23, 2019

Nowhere road
The Maharashtra government seems determined to deal with Mumbai's traffic woes by pushing through the coastal road project despite serious environmental concerns.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 22, 2019

CCD founder V.G. Siddhartha's death: Brewing mystery
The mysterious death of Café Coffee Day founder V.G. Siddhartha raises several questions. Was the financial position of his successful ventures shaky? Did tax terrorism play a role? Or was it the result of an exaggerated sense of honour?

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 21, 2019

Triple Talaq Bill: In the guise of justice
There are legitimate concerns not only about the Bill criminalising triple talaq but also about the way the government went about passing it in the Rajya Sabha.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 20, 2019

Amendments to the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993: Trampling on rights
Activists accuse the government of undermining the autonomy of human rights commissions by amending crucial sections of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 20, 2019

Charge-sheeting JNU teachers: Stun and subdue
The charge-sheeting of 48 JNU teachers for a protest they participated in a year ago, under rules framed for government employees, is widely criticised as a move to curb the freedom of thought and expression among the teaching community. The move is also of doubtful legality.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 19, 2019

Unnao rape case: Corrupt nexus
It was money, muscle power and political might that enabled Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his accomplices to lord it over their fiefdom in Unnao and get away with multiple crimes.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 19, 2019

Unnao rape case: The story of an unravelling
The case reflects the collapse of law and order in Uttar Pradesh.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 13, 2019

Book on Karunanidhi in Tamil from Frontline
Frontline launched its maiden Tamil book, "Oru Manidhan, Oru Iyakkam" (A Man, A Movement), on the life and work of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister an

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 13, 2019

Makeover move
A NEW hoarding that appeared overnight all over Kolkata has become a major talking point in political circles in West Bengal. While hoardings and cut-

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 08, 2019

Mumbai's monsoon misery
Year after year, tragic rain-related incidents are repeated in Mumbai, which is bursting at the seams. It is the poor who are always the victims.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 08, 2019

Agitation against 'cut money' in West Bengal: Battling extortion
The Trinamool Congress is on the back foot in rural West Bengal as agitations erupt across the State against its party members who have been extorting "cut money" from the poor for benefiting from government schemes.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 07, 2019

Armed forces personnel up in arms over tax on disability pension
The government's decision to tax disability pension of armed forces personnel who remained in service until retirement has invited strong protests.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 06, 2019

Amendments to labour laws under the Modi government: No love for labour
The second Modi government has begun its march against workers' rights by introducing Bills that seek to merge existing laws, brazenly dismantle labour protection and give industry a free hand.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 05, 2019

"Jai Shri Ram": The new battle cry
Recent instances of lynching reveal that the slogans of "Jai Shri Ram" and "Jai Hanuman" have become new weapons of assault in the hands of Hindutva votaries who use them to harass, intimidate and eliminate minorities and Dalits.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 03, 2019

Outlawing superstitious beliefs in Kerala: A rational move
The Kerala State Law Reforms Commission has submitted to the government a draft Bill that seeks to curb harmful, fraudulent and exploitative practices associated with superstitious beliefs, but will a law based on it become a reality?

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Aug 03, 2019

Amendment to the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008: An act of violation
The Centre enlarges the scope of application of the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008, through an amendment, amid concerns that the Act may become draconian and curtail citizens' rights.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 26, 2019

Maharashtra: Neoliberal road to poverty
In 125 villages in Maharashtra, the writer Heramb Kulkarni finds the poor trapped in a cycle of poverty and unemployment.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 22, 2019

Autonomy under threat
The Uttar Pradesh Private Universities Ordinance to bring "uniformity" in higher education may have run into rough weather, but the State government proposes to table a Bill that could undermine the academic and administrative autonomy of private universities.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 11, 2019

Parched earth
Maharashtra is in the grip of a prolonged drought, yet sugar cane, a water-intensive crop, continues to be grown over a large area in the State.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 10, 2019

Legacy of a polymath
Sir Shah Muhammad Sulaiman (1886-1941) was not only an eminent jurist, educationist and litterateur but also a keen scholar of physics who questioned Einstein's theory of relativity.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 09, 2019

Chandrayaan 2: Giant leap for ISRO
In what will be the most technologically complex mission ISRO has undertaken so far, Chandrayaan-2 will attempt to land a rover near the South Pole of the moon.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 05, 2019

Girish Karnad: Staging our times
Throughout his life Girish Karnad questioned existing social norms and refused to be a conformist. And this is what he incorporated into his craft as a playwright extraordinaire and indeed into every craft he touched.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 05, 2019

India's fascist challenge
If the masses are aroused, they will be better prepared to face Modi's onslaughts on democracy, fundamental rights and the rights, specifically, of the downtrodden.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 05, 2019

Murder of a DYFI activist in Tamil Nadu
A young Dalit functionary of the DYFI is slain for his work against caste-based atrocities in his village.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 05, 2019

Bihar's child victims of poverty
Acute encephalopathy strikes the poorest families in Muzaffarpur and some other districts in Bihar. For a disease that has shown a predictable pattern, the government's health care machinery appears unprepared to handle an outbreak.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 05, 2019

Little victims of poverty
Acute encephalopathy strikes the poorest families in Muzaffarpur and some other districts in Bihar. For a disease that has shown a predictable pattern, the government's health care machinery appears unprepared to handle an outbreak.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 04, 2019

Chennai's thirst
The city is facing unprecedented water shortage. Failure of the monsoons for two consecutive years and total mismanagement of water resources by the State government are responsible for the crisis.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 02, 2019

Warning bells
The criminal charges filed against the leading human rights organisation Lawyers Collective smack of political intimidation of those who speak truth to power.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Imposing a food culture
The controversy in Karnataka over the Akshaya Patra Foundation's refusal to include onions and garlic in its mid-day meals in government schools raises concerns over the imposition of upper-caste food habits on pupils of poor and lower-caste backgrounds.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Devious design
The Centre's purported delimitation exercise as a route to power evokes anger and consternation among non-BJP leaders and the disgruntled youths in the Kashmir Valley.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Privatisation push
The draft of the new education policy speaks of making education universally accessible but pulls back on the issue of public investment and pushes for alternative models in school education and a greater role for the private sector in higher education.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Speedy justice
The Pathankot Sessions Court sentences three main accused in the Kathua rape case to life imprisonment and three others to five years in prison.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Unlawful arrests
By arresting journalists for their social media posts under the provisions of the IT Act that the Supreme Court has struck down, the Uttar Pradesh Police display scant regard for the law and for media freedom.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Growth story in shreds
A former senior adviser to the government on economic matters delivers another blow to the credibility of India's growth rate, but the methodology of his study is seriously flawed.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 18, 2019

A free ride
The Delhi government seems determined to implement its proposal to make travel on the Metro and DTC buses free for women notwithstanding the many questions being raised.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 18, 2019

In EVM do we trust?
Voices against the use of electronic voting machines, which are widely seen as black boxes that lack transparency and verifiability, are growing louder.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 08, 2019

A closed chapter?
The report of the Singaravelu Commission, which probed the death of the Dalit youth Elavarasan after his marriage with a Vanniyar girl, has concluded that it is a case of suicide. The death was widely suspected to be another instance of "honour killing".

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 07, 2019

EVMs: Fears remain
Reports of discrepancies in the figures of votes counted and polled in various constituencies raise questions about the use of electronic voting machines.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 07, 2019

Taking control of data
By merging all major statistical bodies and bringing them under one Ministry, the government has compromised their autonomy and the future of independent data collection.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 06, 2019

Making history accessible
A translation project, involving 21 volumes written in medieval Persian on the Adil Shahi dynasty of the Bijapur sultanate, which M.M. Kalburgi was heading before his murder, has been completed.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 08, 2019

Not above the law
International experience shows that ensuring ordinary criminal accountability for judges for crimes they are alleged to have committed will strengthen the judicial institution.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 07, 2019

Justice on trial
The Supreme Court's defence of the CJI, Ranjan Gogoi, while dealing with his alleged offence of sexual harassment of its former employee, provokes outrage over its internal mechanism.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 24, 2019

Artists, writers against Modi
Artists and writers raise their voice against the present regime and call upon voters to throw out the government for the sake of India's pluralist tradition and the Constitution.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2019

Transcending barriers
Transcender, a documentary that captures the life of K. Prithika Yashini, the first transgender person to join the police force in India, calls for a public dialogue to draw attention to the cause of the vulnerable community.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2019

Struggle for supremacy
Interview with the author Dilip Hiro.

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Apr 10, 2019

Pulwama spillover
Security officials outside the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi intimidate guests, including journalists, on the occasion of the Pakistan National Day celebrations.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 26, 2019

Sex and sleaze
What first appeared on social media as video clips of a sexual assault lead to the expose of a major sex racket, with alleged political connections, in Tamil Nadu's Pollachi town.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 26, 2019

Whose money is it anyway?
Enormous sums spent on statues constitute waste of public money in a country where poverty is rampant. It is a sheer waste of taxpayers' money, and it is liable to be quashed by the courts.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 13, 2019

In a sinking ship
Anil Ambani and his group of companies are in a downward spiral that could jeopardise the investments of millions of shareholders.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 13, 2019

Oscar & half-truths
For all the positivity garnered by Period. End of Sentence, the Oscar award-winning documentary, its factual inaccuracies and politics of appropriation cannot be dismissed.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 13, 2019

Bare minimum
The expert committee of the Ministry of Labour and Employment appointed to fix the national minimum wage ignores accepted criteria and arrives at a figure lower than the one recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 13, 2019

In the fear of eviction
The Supreme Court's February 13 eviction order, which has been kept in abeyance, hangs like a sword of Damocles over lakhs of forest dwellers.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 12, 2019

Doubtful claim
The Modi government's declaration of electrification of all villages in 25 States, while not taking into account the work done by earlier governments, seems to rest on fudged and cherry-picked statistics.

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